52nd Alacran JGA Open tees off today with Pro-Am

52nd Alacran JGA Open tees off today with Pro-Am

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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TRYALL, Hanover — The 52nd Alacran Jamaica Golf Association Open will get under way today at Tryall Club in Hanover with a Pro-Am and practice round, setting up what is expected to be three competitive days starting tomorrow.

Defending champion Hernan Borja of the USA leads a field of nearly 100 players who will take part in the 54-hole tournament that will be held at Tryall Club for the first time and offers a first prize of US$100,000.

Play will start at 7:00 am each day.

A release from the organisers said among the entries received were Patrick Newcomb (currently 28th on PGA Latin American Order of Merit), MJ Maguire (currently 57th on the PGA Latin American Order of Merit), Edward Figueroa of Puerto Rico, PGA Latin America and past Caribbean Amateur Golf Championship (CAGC) champion, Matthew Marquez (Trinidad, competed in BMW Jamaica Classic this year and past CAGC champion), WanJoo Lee (Trinidad, 2018 CAGC champion).

Some of the local pros include Wesley Brown, Sean Green, Delroy Cambridge, and Ian Facey.

The release also quoted Peter Chin, president of the Jamaica Golf Association, as saying the golfers were coming from mainly the USA, Canada, UK, and several Caribbean islands (Cayman Islands, Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago).

— Paul Reid

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